I've been checking out an s&w mp15 sport at the gun shop. Done research on them and they seem like they are good rifles. About the only things I've read that people don't like is it doesn't have a dust cover, not many rifles do so don't see a need for it. The other thing is that it doesn't have the forward assist. I could see where this would be nice to have but have read that you can just close it with your finger. If anyone has one of these please let me know your thoughts about it. Also wondering if you can deck them out. si vis pacem para bellum.